January 30, 2007
I’m wondering one year later, how you think the Super Bowl impacted the city of Detroit. I asked someone the other day what they recall and (to my less than surprise) they took home “Jerome Bettis is from Detroit“. Did it make a difference for the city of Detroit and Michigan? Post your thoughts in the comments!
You can get a bunch more photos from the 2006 Super Bowl on Michigan in Pictures and read a locker room full of Super Bowl XL articles at Absolute Michigan.
February 6, 2006
This dynamic photo from Ian Freimuth will be our first of hopefully quite a number of photos of Super Bowl XL to be posted today (and in the days to come) as people upload them. We’ll post them all under today’s date. He’s also got a great up close shot of Ford Field.
If you come across one that we missed, please post a comment with a link below!
Steelers win, confetti flies
Be sure to check out these other shots from Dave Durbin (he also has about 180 more of Super Bowl weekend in the Motor City):
Great shot of the halftime festivities. Be sure to check out Bus meets Lombardi as well.
Start Me Up!
Race Bannon writes: I could have reached out and touched him.. He was one of the folks who got free admission to the Super Bowl … though only for halftime.
Other Galleries, More Photos
Cause one page isn’t nearly large enough to hold them all…
Crain’s Detroit Business has several galleries of photos of the preparation for the Super Bowl, the game itself and slice of (luxurious) life pics that include notes like:
One of eight luxury motor homes parked at the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn for a tailgating celebration. Hotel officials said guests are paying up to $40,000 for a four-day stay in the vehicles.
For some reason this gallery and the one it links to are inaccessible from the link above.
Ford Field, Home of Super Bowl XL, Right there in Detroit, Michigan, a Beautiful city that could use a boost!
February 5, 2006
I looked and looked for a picture that could summarize the day of Super Bowl XL. I found this picture of greektown that I liked quite a lot, another of a happy Steeler fan that’s not from Michigan but is really great, and another of an aerial view of Ford Field at kickoff (the players look a lot different from this angle). I even thought about a shot of the really neat interior of Ford Field I had taken but discarded it as “too vain”.
I decided in the end to go with this great shot of Ford Field from Thanksgiving Day 2005 and my prediction: Seahawks 23 – Steelers 21
February 4, 2006
“Who’s the Super Bowl for? Not people like me…”
The Snowsuit Effort is probably Michigan’s most popular photo site. The site’s creator and photographer, Ryan Keberly, allows his subjects (and his amazing pictures) to do the talking. Head on over to The Snowsuit Effort for many more pictures (including a photo of John’s compass). Be sure to read and listen to the intervews as well. While you’re at it, vote for the site in the 2006 Bloggies.
February 3, 2006
Ryan Southen has created this amazing set of night photos Detroit taken over the last few days that capture the energy and pulse of a city in the eye of the Super Bowl storm.The hardest part about this post was picking which photo to use!
The above photo is of the Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors and really quite an amazing structure. Here’s a close up shot I took in the daytime and a more distant shot of the RenCen from the Detroit River by MiRae.
NOTE: Ryan’s original photo was deleted so I added this one!
February 1, 2006
The colors made me think it was a Steelers football, but it turns out it’s promoting the official vehicle of Super Bowl XL (click for photos of the nifty banner Cadillac has).
The photographer, Ray Wert, is better known as the blogger DetroitWonk. On his site, he has great stuff about Detroit every day including highlights of discussion elsewhere in the Motown Blogverse.
He also tipped us of to the very cool webcam for Campus Martius Park (site of the Motown Winter Blast).
January 31, 2006
Nice shot of how Ford Field sits amidst the city. It’s not an “out in the boonies” field like the Silverdome was but right in the heart of Detroit.
The photographer also has a great shot of Woodward Avenue that shouldn’t be missed.
Here’s another view of Ford Field that lets you zoom waaaay in.
January 26, 2006
One of Detroit’s most recognizeable landmarks is the Spirit of Detroit.
Lauren supplies the scripture behind the Spirit on one of her photos of the statue: “Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty” II Corinthians 3:17
Fans of the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and even the Tigers know that when their team plays for or wins a championship, the Spirit will don their uniform. Lions fans are as yet unsure if the tradition applies to them… The Spirit also wore a jersey to honor Super Bowl XL.
The Detroit News has a detailed profile of Marshall Fredericks, the sculptor who crafted the Spirit of Detroit and other public works in Detroit & Michigan. The feature includes some excellent photos and information about the statue, artist and his other works. Fredericks was a man who felt his art was a civic duty and said this about it:
I want more than anything in the world to do sculpture which will have real meaning for other people, many people, and might in some way encourage, inspire or give them happiness.
UPDATE: I was in Detroit and got a few photos of the Spirit (including some decent detail shots and a shot of the plaque).
UPDATE 2: Check out this cool photo of the Spirit of Detroit from One Foot Over the Moon.